What To Do When 19 Family Members Gather Together
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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If you have a child who has graduated high school, you know how difficult it is to get everyone together for a family portrait.  Well, by the time you are celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary you may have to rally 19 people to get a complete family photo!  That is exactly what the Magnuson family did for their recent milestone anniversary.  They miraculously gathered together family members from as far away as Florida to document how their family has grown.  This family photo includes children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Even the newest member of the family, a beautiful newborn baby girl, was a part of the event!

Such a family portrait is what my Extended Family Sessions are all about!  During these sessions, we photograph the entire family and then focus on important family groups and individuals.  Besides getting a great group shot, the goal is to capture family relationships.  Families are everchanging and often it is only during a special event or celebration that everyone can gather together.  The Magnuson Family had only two hours to capture everyone so we photographed them in the bright sunny time of day.  Fortunately, I had two fabulous assistants who held a large scrim and created extra shade where we needed it!

As you can imagine, coordinating clothing for such a large group is not easy!  This family did an incredible job of bringing together colors that harmonize.  As a result, they have a beautiful family portrait and a gorgeous album filled with images that they will treasure for generations to come!


INTERN:  Jesse Goldstone

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Cindy Short Photography

Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern portraits of children, teens and high school and college seniors that are unique to each client! We are now booking Fall Sessions for 2015 and Winter Sessions for 2016!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com to receive our portrait session guide!






Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates modern portraits of children and teens and fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you and offers design services for creating wall art, framing and collages that compliment your home as well as beautiful keepsake albums. Cindy's family includes her husband, Bryan, three children and the most beautiful granddaughter in the world.  Her family also includes four dogs and a kitty cat.

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